Answered By: Lisa Hawksworth
Last Updated: Aug 16, 2016     Views: 21

To cite multiple sources of the same kind in the same footnote, put the sources in chronological order with the oldest first, separating them with a semi-colon. For example:

5 Broder v Saillard (1876) 2 Ch D 692 (Ch); Pemberton v Bright [1960] 1 All ER 792 (CA).

If one of the sources is more relevant to your argument than the others, cite it first and then start a new sentence with ‘See also…’ and then cite the less relevant sources. For example:

3 Pemberton v Bright [1960] 1 All ER 792 (CA). See also Torette House Pty Ltd v Berkman (1939) 62 CLR 637.

If you are citing a primary source (e.g. a case) and a secondary source (e.g. a book) in the same footnote, put the primary source before the secondary source, separated by a semi-colon. For example:

11 Broder v Saillard (1876) 2 Ch D 692 (Ch);  Paula Giliker, Tort (5th edn, Sweet & Maxwell 2014).

If you are citing two primary sources in the same footnote, such as a case and legislation, put the legislation before the case, again separated by a semi-colon. For example:

25 Housing Act 1988; McDonald v Fernandez [2004] 1 WLR 1027.

See the OSCOLA referencing page for more guidance.

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